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'''Ames Research Center''' ('''ARC'''), also known as '''NASA Ames''', is a major NASA research center at Moffett Federal Airfield in California's Silicon Valley. It was founded as the second National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) laboratory. That agency was dissolved and its assets and personnel transferred to the newly created NASA|National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 1, 1958. NASA Ames is named in honor of Joseph Sweetman Ames, a physicist and one of the founding members of NACA. At last estimate NASA Ames has over US$3.0 billion in capital equipment, 2,300 research personnel and a US$860 million annual budget. Ames was founded to conduct wind-tunnel research on the aerodynamics of propeller-driven aircraft; however, its role has expanded to encompass spaceflight and information technology. Ames plays a role in many NASA missions. It provides leadership in astrobiology; small satellites;...
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*credit:* nasa [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], m. showalter (stanford university/nasa [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] ames research center), j. lissauer (nasa [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] ames research center)
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